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Pace Laps: Rain Ratchets Up NASCAR Competition At Bristol

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain, Rain, Please Stay? The fact NASCAR wrested 204 laps out of Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a minor miracle. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event was faced with a 90 percent chance of precipitation during the day; the race itself went green nearly half an hour …

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Daniel Mancinelli Wins Rough and Tumble PWC Grand Prix of Long Beach

2018 Long Beach PWC Daniel Mancinelli Car WC Vision

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This year’s Pirelli World Challenge Sprint in Long Beach came down to the final 10 minutes. TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli snatched the lead in a somewhat rough fashion from R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander with 7.5 minutes to go.  From there, Mancinelli pulled away to take his first PWC Sprint victory in Long Beach Sunday …

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Toni Vilander Wins PWC Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

2018 Long Beach PWC Toni Vilander Car WC Vision

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander set a PWC track record with a lap of 78.436 seconds (90.326 mph) Saturday (April 14) en route to earning for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Long Beach.  It is Vilander’s second Sprint pole of 2018, having previously won the pole for Round No. 1 at St. Petersburg. Vilander’s lap was …

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TR3 Racing Holds on to Win Utah Sprint-X Race No. 2

2017 UMC PWC Daniel Mancinelli Car WC Vision

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On Sunday afternoon, TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli and Niccolo Schiró showed that their pace in practice was no fluke.  Schirò took advantage of the pole and drove away from the pack.  A series of cautions kept everyone close, but Mancinelli was able to hold on to give TR3 Racing the overall win in Sprint-X Race …

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Peter Kox Claims Pole for Utah Sprint-X Race No. 1

2017 Lime Rock PWC Peter Kox Car Phil Allaway

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On Saturday afternoon, RealTime Racing’s Peter Kox claimed his first career Pirelli World Challenge pole at Utah Motorsports Campus.  Kox’s lap of 107.993 seconds (101.603 mph) was four-hundredths of a second faster than TR3 Racing’s Ferrari for Daniel Mancinelli. Patrick Long qualified the No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R in third, followed by Ryan Eversley …

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TR3 Racing Remains on Top in Utah PWC Sprint-X Happy Hour

2017 Lime Rock PWC Niccolo Schiro Car Phil Allaway

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After Daniel Mancinelli was quickest in the morning, TR3 Racing’s Niccolò Schiro usurped him by turning in the fastest lap of the day in the afternoon.  Schirò’s lap of 108.696 seconds (100.946 mph) was eight-hundredths of a second faster than what Mancinelli could do. Afterwards, Schirò talked about how much he likes Utah Motorsport Campus. …

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Àlvaro Parente, Ian James Claim Sunday PWC Victories at Mid-Ohio

2017 Lime Rock PWC Ian James Car Phil Allaway

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On Sunday, K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente earned himself a weekend sweep in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT class.  As compared to Race No. 1, he did have to work a little harder, though. Parente was originally supposed to start from the pole, but earned a three-spot grid penalty for conduct in race No. 1.  Despite …

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Adderly Fong, Patrick Long Split Road America PWC GT Races

2017 Lime Rock PWC Patrick Long Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This past weekend, Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup classes raced on the undercard to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Kohler Grand Prix.  Both races were quite interesting in their own right. Race No. 1 On Saturday, Adderly Fong led flag-to-flag to pick up his first career Pirelli World Challenge victory and the first …

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Pierre Kaffer, Johnny O’Connell Fastest in PWC Road America Practices

2017 Lime Rock PWC Johnny OConnell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday and Friday, Pirelli World Challenge teams took to the 4.0479-mile course at Road America for two practice sessions.  Due to weather, the sessions were wildly different. Thursday Thursday’s practice session was held in damp conditions.  The Pirelli rain tires had to come into play.  As a result, times were much slower than normal. …

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Wright Motorsports Claims Lime Rock Sprint-X Victory

2017 Lime Rock PWC Patrick Long Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Wright Motorsports’ No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R shared by Patrick Long and Marc Lieb led flag-to-flag to win Race No. 1 of the Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park for the Sprint-X class.  In addition, the No. 16 Porsche of Michael Schein and Jan Heylen won the Pro-Am division, allowing for …

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